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Republic Pictures Home Video (Firm)

Works: 630 works in 1,100 publications in 2 languages and 32,502 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television plays  History  Television adaptations  Fiction  Historical films  Juvenile works  Television programs  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Distributor, Copyright holder, Publisher, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Republic Pictures Home Video (Firm)
Sarah plain and tall by Patricia MacLachlan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the year 1910, New Englander Sarah Wheaton answers an ad for a mail-order bride placed by Kansas farmer Jacob Witting, a widower rearing two children. She begins a 30 day trial period as their guest and enthusiastically assumes all motherly responsibilities. As the days pass, this lonely, motherless family gradually opens their hearts to Sarah and slowly comes to terms with their painful past. Their lives again become spontaneous and magical. Love and respect replace fear and distrust as they join together as a family"--Container
It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After his father's death, George Bailey gives up dreams of travel and a college education to run the family's financially troubled building and loan company. On the day before Christmas when conditions are at their worst, George tries to commit suicide. He is unsuccessful because Clarence, George's guardian angel, intervenes. Expressing the wish that he had never been born, George is made to understand the value of life when he sees how adversely lives of citizens in Bedford Falls would have been affected had he never lived
The quiet man by John Ford ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American prizefighter returns to Ireland in order to forget the past and live peacefully in his village birthplace. He falls in love with the hot-tempered sister of a belligerent neighbor, and trouble ensues over the payment of her dowry
High noon by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1952 and 1992 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In High noon, a retired marshal's wedding is interrupted when he learns a killer he sent to jail will return to town on the noon train to seek revenge. In The making of High noon, Leonard Maltin gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a classic film
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presentation of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth
Rio Grande by John Ford ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Cavalry unit on the Mexican border in the 1880s conducts a campaign against marauding Indians
O pioneers! by Glenn Jordan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the turn of the century, an immigrant's daughter inherits her family's Nebraska farm and her father's fierce love for the land. Fifteen years later she has made the family a fortune through her canny management of the farm, but has never forgotten the young man who left the prairie to seek his fortune
Long day's journey into night by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife. Fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous actor and an older brother who is emotionally unstable and misfit, the family is reflected by their youngest son, who at 23 is a sensitive and aspiring writer
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film adaptation of Shakespeare's play depicting the successful conspiracy to assassinate the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar
Force of evil by Abraham Polonsky ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lawyer teams up with the city's biggest mob boss in a scheme to control the numbers racket, but he turns against his boss when the latter kills the lawyer's younger brother
Invasion of the body snatchers by Don Siegel ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Dr. Miles Bennell becomes puzzled by his patient's disturbing behavior, he slowly begins to unravel the bizarre mystery that plagues the town. It seems an extraterrestrial form of plant life has descended on the village, giant "pods" containing formless aliens that are systematically taking over the bodies of townspeople whenever they sleep. Now only he and a small band of friends are left to warn the world of the deadly invasion!
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the sudden death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent from their home in India to the English estate of a distant family friend. Sad and lonely, her only interest lies in a secret garden, abandoned after a tragic accident occurred there. With the help of a local boy and Colin, her guardian's invalid son, Mary's spirit is reawakened as they bring the garden back to life
The red pony by Lewis Milestone ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Involves a young boy's love for his horse, and the inter-family conflict it creates. The boy's father, having married into a ranch family, finds it difficult to adjust to rural life after abandoning his teaching career. A hired ranch hand becomes the boy's source for horse training, as well as guidance and affection, while the small red pony becomes the source of the family's reconciliation
Amadeus by Miloš Forman ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Father Goose ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beachcomber on a South Sea island is assigned to monitor enemy ship and plane movements. Answering a distress call from another island he rows across miles of open sea to rescue a French schoolteacher and seven school girls
Body and soul by Robert Rossen ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In New York City, Charley Davis, the middleweight champion of the world, wakes up from a nightmare screaming the name 'Ben, ' then visits his mother, telling her that Ben died that day. After his mother bitterly tells Charley to leave, Charley sees Peg Born, his ex-girl friend, and although he kisses her, she falls limp, weeping on her bed. Charley, who is scheduled to fight an important match the next day, enters a nightclub where singer Alice performs, and gets drunk. Charley's manager, Roberts, tells Charley he must go fifteen rounds and win the fight by a decision. Charley then recalls his early days as a boxer: After winning his first amateur bout, Charley meets Peg, a beautiful, free-spirited painter living in Greenwich Village, and they fall in love. Charley's father, who owns a candy store, is killed when a bomb is thrown into a nearby speakeasy. Although Charley's mother hopes he will get an education, he is determined to be a fighter, and Peg encourages him. Promoter Quinn arranges a series of bouts for Charley, which he wins. After a year on the road, Charley, who has become cocky and is driven by money, returns to a swank apartment in New York and affectionately greets Peg. Roberts, who runs the fighting racket in New York, decides to set up a fixed fight between Charley and the black 'champ, ' Ben Chaplin, who is suffering from a blood clot in the brain. Roberts' scheme is to tell Ben that he and Charley will go fifteen rounds and that the bout will end in a decision, rather than a knockout. Charley is not told that Ben is ill, and Roberts cruelly says that the audience loves a killing. Later, Roberts goes to see Charley at his apartment, where Mrs. Davis is waiting for the boxer with Quinn and his girl friend, Alice. When Charley shows up with Peg, she is wearing a new dress and mink coat, having spent the afternoon drinking champagne. Although Charley's manager, Shorty Polaski, warns Peg to marry Charley immediately before he becomes a pawn of the mob, Roberts offers to help Charley win the championship and make him a wealthy man if he gives Roberts fifty percent of his take, fires Shorty, and postpones marriage. Shorty is suspicious of Roberts' conniving ways, but Peg lovingly agrees to put off her wedding. The night of the fight, Charley beats Ben repeatedly in the head and wins the title. After the fight, Ben's manager, Arnold, whom Roberts had double-crossed, protests to Roberts that Ben will undoubtedly die, but Roberts merely comments that 'everybody dies.' Later, as Peg and Charley celebrate in a bar with Roberts, Shorty tells Charley that he did not win fair, but foul, and that Roberts is the only one who won the fight. When Shorty then quits in disgust, Roberts coldly informs him that he had been getting only a handout from Charley. Shorty exits the bar, and Peg runs after him, but one of Roberts' thugs beats him up, and Peg runs for Charley's help. Charley rescues Shorty, but dazed, Shorty walks into an oncoming car and is killed. Peg then gives Charley an ultimatum: stop boxing or lose her. Charley breaks his engagement with Peg and wins a series of fights, becoming both richer and more careless. He begins dating Alice and buying her expensive gifts, then gambles away the rest of his winnings. Ben recovers, and Charley makes him his trainer. After years of holding the title, Charley is set to fight newcomer Jackie Marlowe, in a fixed fight: fifteen rounds and a decision. Jackie will win, and Charley will get $60,000, money he will use to bet against himself in the match. Alice, meanwhile, is hoping to share in Charley's fortune. Charley, however, visits Peg and, telling her he is about to fight his last fight, asks her to marry him. While Charley sleeps, Peg deposits his $60,000 in her bank account, unaware that he needs it to bet on the fight. At his mother's apartment, a grocer tells Charley that while the Nazis are killing Jews in Europe, Charley's old neighborhood is proudly placing money on Charley, whom they look up to with pride. Charley bitterly tells his mother and Peg that the fight is fixed, then demands his money back from Peg, accusing her of loving him for his money like everybody else. Hurt and enraged, Peg slaps Charley and leaves. While Ben trains Charley, he tries to convince him not to throw the fight. Roberts overhears and fires Ben, but Ben resists Roberts' orders and, in a frenzy of rage, pummels the air and falls dead. During the big match, after several rounds in which neither Charley nor Jackie are displaying any effort to fight, Jackie starts beating on Charley, and he realizes he has been set up by Roberts, just as Ben was. Charley fights back and wins the bout with a knockout. As he exits the ring, Roberts tries to warn Charley he will not get away with double-crossing him, but Charley says, 'What are you gonna do, kill me? Everybody dies.' Peg then rushes into his arms"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Madame Bovary by Claude Chabrol ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in French and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emma Bovary is possessed by a burning hunger for life and love. Feeling trapped in a loveless marriage, Emma indulges in a lifestyle of overspending and a series of affairs
The bells of St. Mary's by Leo McCarey ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Easy-going Father O'Malley and iron-willed Sister Benedict find themselves in a subtle battle of wits over how the children should be trained at St. Mary's parochial school
The court-martial of Billy Mitchell by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brigadier General Billy Mitchell has devoted his life to the military, and his career to developing a superior air defense force for the United States. When top army brass fail to recognize the importance of air power following its crucial role in winning WWI, Mitchell initiates a campaign to change their minds--a campaign that will ultimately lead to his demotion and the most controversial military trial in U.S. history
Cujo by Lewis Teague ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In rural Maine, Vic and Donna Trenton struggle to repair their crumbling marriage, while their young son Tad befriends a hulking, lovable, 200-pound St. Bernard named Cujo. But the once-docile dog undergoes a hideous transformation, becoming a slavering, demonic, implacable killer. Cujo is a South American Indian word meaning "Unconquerable force." Confronting the madness that threatens to overtake the family members, the Trentons discover the strength to face their fear and the courage to fight for their survival
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